Steve Nelson is a Founding Advisor of the Whole Health Institute and Alice L. Walton School of Medicine. He also is Co-Founder, Launch CEO, and initial Chairman of digital 3D manufacturing company Carbon, Inc, and Co-Founder of re–inc, a purpose-driven, global lifestyle company. He served as Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee of Blue Cross of North Carolina and was Managing Partner at Wakefield Group, where he established and ran the venture capital firm’s Research Triangle Park office with extensive private investment experience in physician practice management software, electronic medical records, and nano/biotech.
Mr. Nelson chaired the creation and launch of the North Carolina Innovation Council, taught entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was a frequent lecturer on entrepreneurship and venture capital at UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, and Stanford. He received his bachelor’s degree in business from Wake Forest and is a former member of their Board of Trustees and of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.